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KCPD: 16-year-old boy dead after apparent accidental shooting Saturday in KCMO

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Nov 25, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teen boy died in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri.

Investigators with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department believe the shooting was accidental.

KCPD officers were dispatched just after 3 p.m. to the 3200 block of Park Avenue on a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, officers were directed to a nearby residence. After entering the home, officers were led to a room where they found an unresponsive teen boy suffering from apparent gunshot trauma, according to KCPD.

EMS immediately responded and began life-saving measures. Shortly after, the teen boy was declared deceased, per KCPD.

Police identified the victim as Derrick White, 16.

On Sunday, KCPD updated that a juvenile suspect is in custody, and that an initial investigation indicates that the shooting was accidental.

Homicide detectives and crime scene personnel are gathering evidence and taking statements from witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

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